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Implications of the Great East Japan earthquake for the Pacific Northwest region of the United States

Taylor, Andrew W.

Tokyo : Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, March 1-4, 2012, Tokyo, Japan., 2012-03, PDF

Engineers from the Structural Engineers Association of Washington studied the earthquake and tsunami damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. This team's objective was to understand the effects of this event, because a similar earthquake and tsunami could occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, near the Pacific Northwest Coast of the United States. This paper is a brief summary of the team's observations and the lessons learned that may be applied to earthquake engineering and emergency planning practices in the Pacific Northwest region.

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See also:
International symposium on engineering lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, March 1-4, 2012 - PART ONE